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yl,,lw ET CLOUD DEMOCRAT OFFICE ON THK WESTERN BANK OF THE W MILES ABOVE THE FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY, TERMS: OPPOSITE STEAMBOAT LANDING. fee eepyTHE en year, $ 2,00 8,00 7,00 12.00 Two oopies, one year, fir* copies, one year, Te» Twenty Yajrae&tzauatinvftg.iu.'b^ baraa 2e in &dva KATES OF ADVERTIS NU Oa« e»ltunA, en* year, $60.00 Half eolumn, 85,00 One-fourth of a column 20,00 •ae square, (ten lines or less) one week, 1,00 Business Cards not over six lines, 5,00 #ver six lines and under ten, 7,00 Legal Advertising: Sixty cents a folio first insertion, 40 cents all subsequent insertions. All letters of business to be directed to the EDITOR. S E E N I E ATTORNEY COUNSELLOR AT LAW, ST. OLOTJD,' Lower Town. Will make collections, invest money, buy, sell or loan land Warrants, and enter purchase •r dispose of Real Estate. A E S MoKELVY ATTORNS) & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, ST. OLOTJID, Lower Town. Will make collections, invest money, buy, aell orloan Land Warrants, and enter, purchase or dispose of Real Estate. W J. A S O N S COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Qmoa WASHINGTON AVENUE, terser ef Monroe Street—Monti's Building ST. CLOUD Min. GEO. A N O S E (Late ox St. Anthony,) ATTOBflEY ARD COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Ofica IN MCCLUNO'S (PHCBNIX) BLOCK, NVAB THE BRIDGE. •T. PAUL, Min. W S. MOORE, ATTORREY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAWthe SAUK RAPIDS, Min. VPHEE MILLS*. HENRY SWISSHELM E A E S A E A E N CLOUD, MINNESOTA. THEST.y undersigned offer their services to loan mone upon best real estate security and te purchase and sell property either real or personal, for a reasonable commission. They have now for sale, at. low prices: 20 quarter sections of good land. W lets, (some improved,) in St. Clou.d 16 in Nininger addition to St. Paul. 20 in Nininger city, 10 in Mound city, Illinois. MILLER & SWISSHELM St. Ciena", May 13, 1858. N. N. SMITH, Dealer in Real Estate S9* Office on River Street, opposi to the Ferry SAINT CLOUD, M. LL persons desiring to invest in Lands ar JLL Town Property in a part of the country which is unsurpassed in soil, und rapidly filling with bona Ode settlers, canfindfavorable op" po .unities by applying to the u,adarsigned, Property for sale in the towns of Hartford, St. Cloud, Newburg, Brottsburg, Milie Lac und all the best paying towns in this part of the country. N. N. SMITH. I I N rpHE undersigned takes this method! of forming those who may have houses build mills to frame, or carpentry and joiner in any or all of its branches, that he is prepar ed to take contracts, and do all kinds of work in this line, on the most reasonable terms and In a geed, workmanlike manner. fis A. E. HUSSEY. ST. ANTHONY BOOK STORE *T. JB^CITTMLAJfcT, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN BOOKS, STATIONARY, WALL PAPER, FISHING TACKLE, POCKET CUTLERY, FANCY ARTICLES, TOYS, &c. Three doors above the Tremont Hotel. St. Anthony, J/in. Jane, 10,1858. vollnol3,1 J. W E O MERCHANT TAILOR, TYEALER in Clothing, Cloths, Cassimeres ±J Vestings, and Gentlemen's Furnishing' oods, €0 the inspection of which he invites friends and the public declO 1867-17 T. H. BARRETT Oi ?Q Engineer and Surveyor 9&F Ofioe on First Street, Lower St. Cloud Mope of all swveyed lands, and plats of all the leading towns of Northern Minnesota, can wiirJ »:t all time* afc nyf oifiefr. REPUBLICAN PLATFORM. ADOPTED BY THE HKl'tBLlCAN STATE CONVEN- TION, ASSEMBLED AT ST. PAUL, JULY 21ST, 1859. MINN., Relying upon the intelligence, patriotism, and discriminating justice of the American people, we the Delegates of the Republican party, in State Convention assembled, submit to the enlightened judgement of the people of Minnesota, the following emphatic decleration of principles and resolutions: 1 We maintain the Union of the States, the rights of the States, and the liberties of the i*t-ftiy exists—the re in Siave Trade—a B'mve s. an v- hiifi we •".,.. im nVOl •e It already ?x-.~::-. in tho States, we demand the entire and unconditional divorce of the National Govera raent -rotn a-ay participation ia. tnia relic of barba[ ism." 3. We proscribe n* man on account of his religion or place of nativity we oppose any abridgement whatever of the right of natural izatioo now secured by law to emigrants, and all discrimination between native and natural ized citizens, whether by amendment of a StateConsiitution, as in Massachusetts, or by Legislative or Congressional action and wc resist with indignation, as our fathers did in 1812, the monstrous doctrine ofthe impressmeji of American citizens by foreign despotismi ehltoes rny proc laime tdybe present Adminb astration. 4. We are in favor of granting the public aomuin in limited quantities to be the free eomes of freemen lands for the landless nersus niggers for the niggerless and we hold the present Administration to a strict account ability for the defeat of the Homestead Bill in the last Congress. 5. We condemn the doctrine of the Drcd Scott decision as ami-Constitutional, anti Republican, incompatible with State Plights, and as destructive of personal security. 6. We are in favor of immediate and efficient National lid to a Pacific Railroad by the most practicable route. 7. Wc hold that Congress ought to protect the lives and property of our citizens by judi cious appropriations for Rivers and Harbors 8. We are resolved to maintain the purity of the ballot-box, as the palladium of our liberties. To this end we will resist by every legitimate means in our power the frauds which, it is th tucrdateerpepose of the corrup dynasty now entrenched in the stolen places of power in this State, to pths woevd ead for their past iniquities as well as their proposed frauds, we hold them up to the reprobation of all patriotism as conspiratoe against Liberty by the violation of its sacred ark—(he ballot-box. Resolved first, That we ondemn inunrr.cac ured terms the reckles xtravagance of the present corrupt and profligate National Administration—it an -Democratic issue of shin-plasters—its ven ty in the awardment of public contracts—it roclivity to created mountain of public debt—its punic faith in the affairs of Kansas—its repudiation of homes for the homeless "—its duplicity on the Pacific Railroad—its gross violations of purity of the ballot-box—its cowardly abandonment of the doctrine of protection to adopted citizens—its alliance with disunionists —its universal subversion of Liberty—its opposition to the Declaration of Independence —and its gross perversions of the Constitution, —constituting in all a bill of grievances which renders this Administration a cancer upon the Republic, and which we pledge the vote of Minnesota to aid in removing in 1860. Resolved second, That the present State organization i3 one based upon frauds, and is therefore bogus that the Governor, and Aud itor of State, in receiving stocks as a basis of Bank Circulation without marketable value, have violated the plain letter of the law, for 'eited public confidence, and contributed Iirgely .o our pecuniary embarassments—that fhe Dtmocr tic party has created a contingent fund for the benefit of State officers, thereby sifc£«itig the pcoplo'a money,"and that bj their general misfflariar^iuvni of-our Si-a ••.-. they have ghovn themselvvs v.si only awcrthy of confidence, b«i have manifested their iaca pacuy to iminisisr the State UoYerunient. •Resolved third. That the present Administra tion ii o-v^ciuj: the sale of ?uuiic Lands in this State, (as it is understood such is their avowed purpose,) in this dark hour of finan cial distress and general embarassments' is inflicting a fearful wrong upon me settlers of Minnesota, turning over to remorseless specu lators the fruits of their honest industry. Resolved fourth, That the gross abuses prac tised by the Democratic party of this State, under that clause of our Constitution which extends the elective franchise to Indians who have adopted the habits and customs of civili zed life, demand the severest reprobation of all friends of the purity of the ballot-box, and this Convention pledges the Republican party of Minnesota to reform and correct such abuses by such needful legislation as shall confine the benefits intended to be conferred by that provision to such Indians as have or may become civilized in fact. Resolved fifth, That however men may have originally differed upon the adoption of the Five Million Loan policy, we all unite in a determination to preserve the plighted faith of the State from the stain of Repudiation by meeting all our obligations to the entire extent of our honest indebtedness that in regard to the question of the taxation of the people to pay the interest on the State Railroad Bonds, we hold that the Constitutional Amendment itself points out the mode by which that inter est shall be met, that we will faithfully carry out and abide by that amendment, and shall hold the Railroad Companies to a strict com pliance therewith and that we shall oppose all further Legislation upon the subject until default and forfeiture shall have been made on the part of the Companies. Resolved sixth, That we shall expect the Republican Legislature of the coming winter to boldly carry their investigations wherever there are known or imputed frauds in the management of our State affairs 'regardless of any thatmwy beimplieeted. a ''Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward."—EXODUS, O a I T-A.XJ-B. O THE SACRAFICE OF A MOTHER'S .AJ^BrPIOIN*. MRS. 8. G. SHAW. So you and Henry Moreton are enga ged to be married who would have thought it exclaimed Emily Somen, as vl cist an arelx glance at her companion to watch & emotion which her abrupt remark might awaken. But Gertrude heeded not the question—«he was busy with her own thoughts, which, if we might judge frum the smile which played about her lips, or the soft light which slumbered 'neath her dark lashes, were pleasant to her mind. And an occasional start, and eager look, told of that happy time, when each moment is to bring to our presence a dearly loved friend. One word only had she heard, and as she eagerly repeated Harry Mereton! what of him her thoughts were all betrayed. True enough, what of him Y* and Emily's merry laugh awoke the bright canaries, who, forgetting it was night, warbled forth a glad sweet song. What of him are you not engaged, and have been these last six months no thoughts, no words for other save him—I should say, what of him a wild, fantastic boy—a mere youth—and he your lover! hardly out of his teens, and you engaged —you, so gifted and so proud I" and again that silvery laugh rang out, as Emily caught the snatch of an old song and filled the room with her mirth. Gertrude made no reply, but as her dark, passionate eyes rested on her com panion there seemed a world of meaning in their mysterious depths, and the blue veins on her palo brow seemed swolen with deep emotion. In a moment, Emily's arm was about her neck, and a tear-drop glistened in her mild blue eye Oh, do forgive me Gerty, dear! I meant no harm you are not proud, they call you so, but they do not know you as I know you. They know nothing of the holy love and depth of kindness which lies beneath that calm exterior. Will you forgive me dear, dear Gerty You know I do not want you to love him I shudder at the thought! I pity you dear, beauti ful Gertrude will you say I am forgiven?" A smile, partly of scorn, though it might be pity, wreathed Gertrude's finely chiselled lips, and a world of fire seemed beaming from her eyes, as she replied in deep, earnest tones VOL ST. CLOUD, STEARNS CO., MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 1859. NO, 13, Written For The St. Cloud Democrat. E E I N O N Yes, I do love him—love him with all that is most earnest in my nature, most tender iu my feelings, most generous in ray thoughts, and from the depths of mywarm inmost soul I am happy only as I know ox his happiness is is tue peisonifica won Oi aa icy s-ariy fancies—tno ^i^v which I £0 '.org have sought. Your pity is wasted, sweet Emily. I ask it not.— What have I to do with thatl to iove and be beloved, is not that all of earth No, Emily, you know nothing of love. Cold, calculating, and must I say mercen ary you weigh your lover in the scale with wealth, station and friends, and if, in any point, found wanting, you steel your heart against him, regardless of the soul, however noble, which throbs within his breast" She ceased, but her dark eyes flashed forth the fire which burned within. It is a fearful thing for such as her to love! AN STIE LOVED. The Future lay before her clothed in those rich hues which her warm imaginaticn chose. But how were her bright visions to be reali zed Well it is for the sensitive spirit that the veil of uncertainty shrouds all their fairest pictures. Emily stole a glance at her companion as she again seated herself by the open casement, and, as she looked, a tear—a single large, pearly drop—forced itself beneath those waxen lids, and trembled for a moment on her dark silken lashes. Tn a moment Emily was at her feet, and in low pleading tones whispered yet again Forgive me and in an instant they were clasped in eaoh other's arms. f. 0£J CHAP, XIV YERSE Hark! is not that Henry as a quick step was heard in the hall, followed by a low rap at the door, and in a mo ment Henry Mereton was before them. It needed no studied gaze to know that he returned the deep, earnest devotion which was lavished upon him, or that he appre ciated the worth of the noble heart which he had won. For, as he knelt by her side and clasped her pale hand in one scarcely less fair, his flashing eye and eloquent brow, told of a world of love and hope. Henry Mereton was scarce twenty years of ago, and yet, from his looks, you would call birn even younger. He waslone, slight, but of symctrical proportions— with a large, pale btow, shaded by masses of waving hair of the richest brown. While his eyes so black and flashing spoke of a warmer clime, his features were small almost to effeminacy, were it not for the expression of firmness and decision which marked his mouth, and when he smiled, so much of sweetness, yet mystery, lurked in his smile, one conld but g..se and ad mire. His was one of those sensitive organizations, where inborn talent and na tive genius hold common maxims in defi ance. Now his noble features conveyed but one expression—his heart was in his eyes—and these, turned on Gertrude Clinton were blind to all save that beloved face, which alone they cared to see. Ah few love as they loved and now, although happy in each other's presence, a tear stood in the eye cf each a sweet, melancholy pleasure was their's and what is the young heart's melancholy but prophecy 7 Emily Somers and Gertrude Clinton were warm friends, yet widely dissimilar in every respect. Emily was beautiful, yet her's was that beauty which is our ideal of a Cherub— full, innocent and happy. Her eyes, so bright and blue, seemed only glad to catch the viotet's hue while her golden hair, impatient of confinement, floated in rich curls over her fair neck. •'Fair as the trembling snows, whose fleeces clothe Our Alpine hills sweet as the rose's spirit, Or violet's cheek, on which the morning leaves A tear at parting She was gay as a lark, all day long, for what knew she of sadness Few books had she read, save Nature's open book— so beautiiul and pure—and every page found in her heart an answering tone. While the slightest cause sent the laugh ter to her cherub lips, and the warm blush to her cheek—for she was guileless as she was beautiful, and had not learned from the cold world that a blush on a maiden's cheek is out of place. Her young heart was full of love, and it gushed forth' in clear, bright streams, glad dening the declining years of her doting r-arents, and she had known no other love .save theirs, un£il she met the gifted Ger trude, then she took her to her heart as a sister, and shared with her her joys.— Their friendship was formed at school, and, unlike most school attachments, it was destined to outlive a world of change the friendship of the gay school girls had ripened into the deep affection of the thoughtful maidens. Gertrude Clinton was far from beauti ful. Her complexion was dark—yet pale as the Northern snows. No flush was on her cheek, save when aroused by emotion and yet, with her own glad thoughts or deep imaginings, the rich blood mounted to her cheek for a moment, leaving it paler than before. Her hair was black— black as the wing of night—ah& smoothly parted over her pale low brow while the classic contour of her head was concealed by the heavy braids of rich purplish black. But her eyes—they lent her face a charm it otherwise could not possess—deep, dark and flashing—they seemed the very win dows of a soul—a soul all poetry and passion. Yet, when her features were in repose, the lustre of her eye seemed slum bering, and their long dark lashes rested on her pale cheek, while a strange, mourn ful expression flitted o'er her face. It seemed as if the Future had here its sign —that her imagination, so vigorous and wild, had caught a glimpse of her dark I 15. SDITOK Mih PE0?)tI£TOa Future, and impressed it on he? heart. She was a child of impulse—a child of Nature and of Truth. Her's was a gen erous, noble nature wild and impetuous she often was, yet her heart was full of tenderness, and at the first kind word, the tear-drops trembled oh her silken lashes, and the word of forgiveness on her lips. Her early years—those sunny years of childhood—were passed in a sweet New England village, and her home was a fit nursery for the native poetry of her heart. Her's was a cottage home, far removed from the beaten highway, in a secluded dell, where the music of the lofty pines and the low rippling of the brook, were the lully-bies of her childish fancies. Her companions had been the forest birds and the tiny fishes which sported in the little brook and hour after hour would she watch their graceful mo tions and laugh at their merry gambols. A solemn awe would creep o'er her spirits as she watched the tiny leaves on the tall poplars or listened to their ceaseless whis perings. Years passed, and she was no longer a child. School, with its joys and cares was now her home and although she wept when, for the first time, she conned her task under other than her mothers' eye, and her little heart rebelled at the command of others, yet she soon learned to love her school—books had for her peculiar charms. Night after night would she linger over some delightful page in history, or her heart would throb and her eye beam as she recounted deeds of cru elty and wrong. But Gertrude, although gifted and noble, knew not yet the power of her genius she knew that she was alone, and she often wept that it was so she longed for sympathy-^for the communion of heart with heart—yet she was happy, for no sorrow had yet disturbed her soul and unsealed that fearful gulf, Despair. Of all her friends, Emily Somers was dtarj.-t She loved her first for her sweet, her witching beauty for the mirthful beam of her soft blue eye, and the sweet glad smile which wreathed her sunny brow. As she knew her better, she loved her for her gentle heart—so kind, feeling and forgiving, it seemed a fit dwelling for the Angel of Peace. No passion ever moved her, and her soft eyes seemed ever plead ing for love. And ardent indeed was the attachment thus early awakened between these noble girls. But Gertrude was not thus to remain free from the blight of other love. Oh, no her eye spoke of her future, and as you goz into her face, or listened to the breathings of her poetic soul, you could but teel there was a romance in her very life, whose end must be of Mystery and Passion. She had learned to love— to love with every pulsation of her warm young heart, and as they alone can love who love but once. It is a sad, a fearful thing, for a romantic nature to feci the soft enchantment of affection—to stake, as it were, its very life upon a single die. It matters not its history—Love has wings Like lightning swift and fatal, and it springs Like a wildflowerwhere'tis least expected, Existing, whether cherished or neglected. (TO BE CONTINUED.) From the Minnesotian. GEO. BECKER A N O W NOTHING. It is not with rejoicing, but rather with melancholy feelings, that we give the fol lowing card of four Respectable Citizens of St. Paul, fully corroborating Mr. N. K. WRIGHT'S statement published on Satur day, concerning the INITIATION and MEMBERSHIP OF GEO L. BECKER, in the old KNOW NOTHING LODGE of this city. Our sad feelings arc induced by a contemplation of all the falsehoods, prevarications equivocations and dodging of every kind, in whieh a man who has here tofore claimed respectability, like GEORGE L. BECKER, has been most shamefully in dulging during this election canvas*, all to escape the responsibility to which the for eign born Yoters must hold him, as the present head of the Democratic party—and their Chief Proscriber. Alas, how Fallen, Fallen! Fallen!!—art thou O, Becker! The undersigned feel called upon by the saaoB tag as publication of the letter of Mr. Geo. Becker denying his having been a mem ber of the old St. Paul Know Nothing Lodge, so-called to state, that we firm ly believe that WE SAT WITH HIM in SAID LODGE, assembled at the MarkeS Hall, in she fali of 1854, and arc confident that we are not mistaken about the fact that he was then and there present I We make this strtement out of no ill feeling to Mr. Becker. Like thousands of others, now belonging to both political par ties, he has no doubt, changed his mind in reference to the principals of that extinct organization, as we have. But we think it unjust that his friends, should be endeavoring to make Capital with foreign born citizens for himse'f, and fel low members on the Democratic ticket, I abusing men on the Republican ticket as Know Nothings, when there is little doubt that he and several of his colleagues are open to the tame charge, M. GROFF, W. II. SHELLEY, J. II. HOFFMAN. Oet..l0, 1859. I suscribe to the above and also assert, most positively, that was present at the initiation of Mr. George L. Becker into the Know Nothing Lodge in the upper part o/ John R. Irvin's Warehouse. E. RHOADES. Oct. 10 1859. Mr. GROFF, the first of the above sign-" ers is one of the oldest citizens ot St. Paul well known to all our citizens. WM. H. SHELLEY is another oldsetr tier cqualy as well known J. H. HOFFMAN is the Book-keeper of, and partner in the savf aiill of Wetsel & Co., just below Dayton's bluff, near Pig'a Eye. E. RHOADES is the Engineer of the saw mill, and 13 well known in the Fourth Ward as the foimer Engineer of John R. Irvin's saw mill in Upper Town. All four are men of respectability and' veracity, who will compare equally in those points with the Mr. George L. Becker in tbe past, but who are now infinitely above the George L. Becker of the present, in all the attributes which dignity, manhood'/ or honor confer upon an individual. Fellow-citizens of Foreign Birth—go to the Polls and vote for Know Nothing Becker, but never more utter an objection to a candidate for any ofEec, ollered by any party, on the ground of his former member ship with the Dark Lantern Order! THE PR00F!_THE PROOFIt CERTIFICATE OF N. K. WRIGHT, A rou MER WELL KNOWN RESPECTABLE ME CHANIC) OF ST. PAUL, WHO SAW GEO L. BECKER INITIATED INTO THE KNOW NOTHING ORDER. STATE or MINNESOTA, CO. or WASSCA I, N. K. Wright, of the town of St. Ma ry's, in the county aforesaid, do hereby certify and state, that I am well acquain ted with George L. Becker the present Democratic candidate for Govenor that during the month of October, 1854,1 wa» a resident of the City of St. Paul, and member of the Know Nothing Order of that place. And I further state, that the said George L. Becker was also, at that time, a member of the" same Order that the reason why I know he was a member of that Order is THAT I WAS PRES ENT AND SAW HIM INITIATED. N. K. WRIGHT. Dated October 5th, 1859. Signed in the presenco of Amos Cogga wcll, John Medworth, Lewis McKunc. We,the undersigned, citizens of the county of Waseca and State of Minnesota, do hereby certify that we arewell acquain ted N K. Wright, whose genuine signa ture appears to the foregoing statement, and that the said Wright is a man of truth and veracity, and of high standing among his neighbors and further, that he is now a Deputy Sheriff of said county. Datol this 6th day of October, A. D. 1859. J. B. Hill, John A Wheeler. Chas A. Hall, G. P. Johnson, J. A. Wheeler, John Bailey, W. Smith, Geo. R. Buckman, J)sn. Daily. Wc do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copv of the original, signed bjf' N K. Wright. LEWIS MCKUVE, AMOS COGG«WELL. Pigs-are not dirty when they have any encouragement to be clean. A correspond ent says: Our is washed every week in warm water and soap, aad well scrubbed behind the eares and everwhere to its great ease and comfort. A highly econimical remarkes of my man about that part of the the work was that ho scrubbed'the pi£ on. washing day, because toe soapsuds did just as well for manure after the pig had done with them, and that, saidh*, moke* lb* Koap eerv* tfc^e *&£?